The Rumplings™ & Podcast Series



One Year Later

That's right, it has been over a year since we successfully funded our first Kickstarter campaign thanks to the support of each and every one of our backers!

It has been an amazing year for the Rumplings. We've been around the UK to do readings at schools and bookshops, we did our first ever TV interview which was broadcast around the world, we got an agent, and... we're now a registered trademark.


The Rumplings™

This last point might seem like the least exciting moment of the year, but it is actually a really important achievement. It represents everything we hope to achieve with the Rumplings in the near future - we want the Rumplings to exist in formats beyond books, like podcasts, animated videos and one day, hopefully, film.

We were only able to get to a point where we could register the trademark because of the support from our Kickstarter backers, and the support of those who've been buying the book throughout this past year. Thank you!

Rumplings Bedtime Stories

The next chapter in the world of the Rumplings is a series of short stories that will be made available for free in Podcast form. They will be 10 to 20-minutes long and, each episode tells a tale about one of your favourite characters from the first book. They will be exciting, suspenseful and very entertaining. They will also reveal more details about the world of the Rumplings. Stay tuned for more news!

Looking for a Christmas gift?

Looking for something fun to give a young-one this Christmas? Maybe didn't get a chance to buy a copy of Age of Dawn last year? Don't you worry, you can still buy copies for this Christmas on Amazon.

May your feasts be plenty and bountiful!


The Rumplings on TV!

Tomorrow is an exciting day for all the Rumplings. The Rumplings will be on TV for the very first time, alongside their creator Francisco B.G.M. 

The show to watch is "A Hora dos Portugueses" and it can be seen on RTP Internacional at 21:00 BST. After this the show will be on a few other channels and Radio, potentially reaching thousands of people in the Portuguese speaking world.


RTP is the national Portuguese radio and television producer and broadcaster, the Portuguese equivalent to the BBC.

We're all really excited for tomorrow! It will be the first time ever that the Rumplings will be shared far and wide.

If you're unable to watch the show live, don't worry! There will be a digital version made available which we will make sure to share on our website and social media.

Meet our agent and agency


It is with immense pleasure and joy that I write this post to introduce to you Agência das Letras and Rita Fazenda, who now represent the Rumplings in all things writing, reading and media!

Hailing from sunny Lisbon, Agência das Letras will be helping the Rumplings get on the worldwide children’s books map.

If you like reading, and you’d like to be a part of our story, as we work to make the Rumplings, and their foodie world known to children all around the world, please do start by checking out our website

For any media or PR related questions please do get in touch with our agent. All contacts can be found on our website here.

Chapter 1. The Beginning.

Every story has a beginning, middle and an end. Some stories start with the middle, others with the end, and some people like to start where it all started — with the beginning.

I can’t tell you whether this post is about the beginning, the middle or the end. In a way it is about all three in one go. It is about a beginning, a first; the first ever public reading of The Rumplings Age of Dawn. It is about a middle because this is not the first step in sharing the Rumplings with the world, it is one of hundreds of steps that have lead to this moment. And it is an end, because never again will it be the first ever public reading of the Rumplings Age of Dawn. That has now happened.

What I do hope is that this was the first of many, and that we’re one step closer to getting the Rumplings to be a part of the cultural identity of children around the world — we want to inspire them to be crafty and creative, we want them to pursue their dreams and to find pleasure and happiness in the journey, more than anything else.

And so, without further ado, here is a recording of the first ever public reading of The Rumplings, Age of Dawn, held at Burley Fisher Books, on the 18th of June, 2017:


The start of something big?

It is really exciting to be able to sit here and write about a second news agency wanting to tell the story of the Rumplings.

The Rumplings News Article 1

Earlier today the Portuguese newspaper Diário de Notícias published an article about the Rumplings, where Francisco tells a bit about the origins of the Rumplings and his desire to have the story reach thousands of readers around the world.

For those of you who would like to read the article (it is in Portuguese) it can be found here.


The Rumplings on the news!

We have great news to share! RTP, the Portuguese equivalent to the BBC, will be interviewing Francisco B.G.M, the author and creator of the Rumplings, for a segment about Portuguese people living abroad. The topic of the interview will be Francisco’s first book, Age of Dawn, a chapter book of friendship and adventure, about foodie creatures called Rumplings.

On the 18th of June 2017, the RTP crew will come out to East London, to interview Francisco at his home. The fun part - and what this post is really about - is the reading at Burley Fisher Books, where you are all invited for an afternoon of exciting storytelling and family fun (the book is for 7 to 11 year olds, so bring your young-ones)!

Tickets are free and you can book your spot here.

The reading will take place at 3pm on the 18th of June at Burley Fisher Books (400 Kingsland Road, E84AA), and Francisco will read two chapters of the book, followed by signing copies and giving away 20 free copies.

If you have a young-one that would enjoy a day of storytelling please come and join us for a fun afternoon of adventure! Sign-up to the event on the Eventbrite page here, and please do share this with all your friends.


Francisco B.G.M. lives in East London, and self-published Age of Dawn, the first story about creatures of his making called Rumplings. In a beautifully illustrated chapter book, Francisco creates a world where all creatures are foodies and everything in their world exists to appreciate and better understand food. On the day of the event there will also be copies of Age of Dawn on sale in the bookstore.

The Rumplings Age of Dawn

In the most unusual of places live the most unexpected of creates — The Rumplings. They are cute, furry faced creatures who are obsessed with food. And it is no wonder that they are. Three out of every four days they have food fall from the sky, and so they dedicate all their time to studying it, worshiping it and figuring out what makes a flavour a flavour.

 Francisco holding the cover for Age of Dawn

Francisco holding the cover for Age of Dawn

In 2016 after the idea was born, Francisco set off to write his first every children’s book, and with the help of some friends — Maria, Marcelo, and Mariana- he wrote the first ever book, Age of Dawn, as well as recorded a podcast version of the book and got it funded on Kickstarter.


It is early days, but the book is off to a great start with mostly 5 star reviews across Amazon, Foyles and Waterstones. Find out more by visiting